A moderate Muslim voice

If you give Dr. El-Affendi the benefit of the doubt (considering his audience, he can't sound too pro-western without the risk of being completely ignored or worse), about half of what he says sounds like something you'd read on AT! We heartily welcome such sensible viewpopints. From the UK's Muslim News:
...we have to accept that tackling the current terrorist menace must be a priority for the Muslim community. As I have said on these pages before, we do not want to be perceived by the rest of the world as an "ummah of airplane hijackers." And it would not be pleasing for God if we were. We do not want our young to be diverted from the correct course of the much needed constructive work urgently needed by our community and the world. The fact that too many of our young find it appealing, even necessary, to engage in conspiracies to murder the innocent in order to avenge other innocents is a clear sign of failure of leadership in the community. Contrary to what leading politicians, media pundits and even religious sages continue to argue, this is not a failure of religious leadership, but of political leadership. It is not that imams are not delivering the correct type of sermons, for few young people are listening. They are too busy watching daily atrocities being broadcast on TV and getting worked up about why no one is doing something about the carnage.
Joseph Crowley

If you give Dr. El-Affendi the benefit of the doubt (considering his audience, he can't sound too pro-western without the risk of being completely ignored or worse), about half of what he says sounds like something you'd read on AT! We heartily welcome such sensible viewpopints. From the UK's Muslim News:
...we have to accept that tackling the current terrorist menace must be a priority for the Muslim community. As I have said on these pages before, we do not want to be perceived by the rest of the world as an "ummah of airplane hijackers." And it would not be pleasing for God if we were. We do not want our young to be diverted from the correct course of the much needed constructive work urgently needed by our community and the world. The fact that too many of our young find it appealing, even necessary, to engage in conspiracies to murder the innocent in order to avenge other innocents is a clear sign of failure of leadership in the community. Contrary to what leading politicians, media pundits and even religious sages continue to argue, this is not a failure of religious leadership, but of political leadership. It is not that imams are not delivering the correct type of sermons, for few young people are listening. They are too busy watching daily atrocities being broadcast on TV and getting worked up about why no one is doing something about the carnage.
Joseph Crowley